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Agriculture Level 2 Diploma at Reaseheath College

Course description

This course provides you with an excellent foundation to start your career in agriculture. It’s ideal whether you come from a farming background or not.

You’ll be involved in the day-to-day practical work on farms, learning diverse farming practices. You’ll broaden your knowledge through work placements and farm experience weeks.

The course also includes lots of practical work on Reaseheath’s high welfare dairy, sheep and pig units.

You will gain:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture
  • Additional training is provided in a number of disciplines
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Tractor operation
  • Dairy husbandry
  • Crop husbandry
  • Estate skills
  • Sheep husbandry
  • Pig husbandry
  • Grassland management
  • Animal health
  • Farming health and safety
  • Stock duties
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • Some GCSEs at grades C/D/E or
  • Foundation Level 1 in Agriculture
  • Practical farm experience

Future opportunities

Course Options:

  • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Agriculture
  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture

Career options

  • Farm adviser
  • Farm consultant
  • Assist in running family farm
  • Herdsperson or stock person
  • Tractor driver

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reaseheath College directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.